Dept. of Educational and Counselling Psychology

Dr. Marilyn Fitzpatrick, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, spoke to Acadie Nouvelle regarding the "Blue Monday" phenomenon.

Published on: 19 Jan 2016

In a recent National Post special, "Canada could be susceptible to daily fantasy scandals like those in the U.S. if industry not regulated, experts warn," Amanda Coletta interviewed Dr. Jeffrey Derevensky of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology.

Classified as: Canada, Law, McGill, education, policy, IHDW, derevensky, press, gambling, fantasy, draftkings, fanduel
Published on: 4 Jan 2016

Our city continues to gain international accolades for the overall quality of life that is offered here. This week QS, publishers of the Top Universities worldwide rankings, released the results of their annual "Best Student Cities" poll. Montreal's standing improved for the third year in a row, moving from number eight to seventh worldwide. No other North American city placed in the Top 10; only Paris, Tokyo, Sydney, London, Melbourne, and Singapore finished with a higher rating than Montreal.

Classified as: international, education, Montreal, universities, QS Rankings, rank, rating, poll, world
Published on: 3 Dec 2015

Lottery tickets should not be purchased as holiday gifts for children, stresses the International Centre for Youth Gambling in their 2015 Holiday Campaign, now underway.

Research has shown that many adolescents gamble at least occasionally, and that lottery products may be a gateway to problem gambling. Youth gambling has also been linked to other risk-taking and addictive behaviours such as smoking, drinking and drug-use.

Classified as: youth gambling, lottery tickets, international centre for youth gambling, holiday campaign
Published on: 27 Nov 2015

Recently, Dr. Victoria Talwar’s 4-year-old was caught standing in suspicious circumstances. He was hiding behind the pantry door, but when questioned about what he was doing, he took on an air of complete innocence. “Were you eating one of the cookies?” –one of the forbidden cookies that he had been told he could not have. The 4-year-old shook his head “No!” but there was a chocolate smear around his lips. When questioned about these marks on his face, the 4-year-old paused and his mind feverishly searched for a reply. Finally, the answer came in a sigh “Dirt!

Published on: 19 Nov 2015

Created by Professor Nancy Heath and Dr. Stephen Lewis, University of Guelph, the collaborative non-profit outreach initiative Self-injury Outreach & Support (SiOS, provides supportive and research-informed resources for individuals who struggle with self-injury and those who want to help, including family, friends, romantic partners, schools, and various health professionals.

Classified as: outreach, website launch, sios, self-injury, nancy heath
Published on: 18 Nov 2015

Dr. Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, was recently asked "why kids lie, and what to do about it" by Dr. Eileen Kennedy-Moore. The interview was published this week by's Parenting division, where they offer Expert Tips and Advice.

Classified as: alumni, parenting, children, media, lying, press
Published on: 18 Nov 2015

In a recent opinion piece to the Hill Times Online, SSHRC President Ted Hewitt praises Professor Susanne Lajoie's research: "Lajoie is making it possible for children to learn in more meaningful ways with the help of technology," writes Hewitt.

Classified as: ECP, media, SSHRC, atlas, LEADS, press, lajoie
Published on: 10 Nov 2015

Higher education news source University Affairs interviewed Professor Nathan Hall, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, about his experimental social media account @AcademicsSay this week. "His Twitter presence is part pastime, part social media experiment and a catalyst for his investigation into the subject of psychological well-being in academia," writes Shawna Wagman of UA. In July of this year

Classified as: media, nathan hall, twitter, social media, university affairs, Shit Academics Say, @AcademicsSay, press
Published on: 27 Oct 2015

"Today, young men, the most susceptible to becoming problem gamblers, are using the internet to risk thousands of dollars daily on sports without the legally mandated safeguards that casinos and regulated sports books must follow," writes the New York Times in a recent article discussing the rising phenomenon of online fantasy sports betting. 

Classified as: policy, media, youth gambling, press, gambling, fantasy gambling, fantasy sports, betting, online gambling,, legislation
Published on: 20 Oct 2015

The Faculty of Education is pleased to felicitate the numerous researchers who were awarded open Tri-Council and provincial research grants for their work in the 2014-2015 competition year.

Please find below a complete list of each grant's principal investigator, co-applicant(s), and title:

Classified as: Research
Published on: 13 Oct 2015

Dr. Victoria Talwar, of our Department of Educational and Counselling Psychology, has been cited by Vice in the recent article "The Ruler: My First Grade Teacher Used to Beat Me and I Am Only Seeking Help Now".

Classified as: alumni, media, abuse, vice, talwar, faculty of education media, vice canada, shaun michaud
Published on: 20 Aug 2015